New York’s Best Experiences

The Auburn & Aurora area’s history was written by great minds and creative thinkers. And today, the same spirit lives on with a cool and casual pace of life.

  • New York State Region: Finger Lakes

  • Famous for: Harriet Tubman, MacKenzie-Childs, Wine and Theatre

  • Not to miss: Historic sites, world-class fishing and wine.

  • Perfect for: Couples, Families, Outdoors Lovers


Destination Guide

Auburn & Aurora Area

Why It’s Famous

  • With eight lakes and 12 miles on the Erie Canal, Cayuga County has more freshwater coastline than any other county in New York State.

  • Auburn is known as “History’s Hometown.” Visit the Harriet Tubman National Park or Seward House Museum, and so much more.

  • Visit 10 wineries, 5 breweries and 2 cideries—some of the wineries can be reached by boat on the “water to wine tour.”

Where It Is

Distance From:
NYC - 4.5 Hours
Boston - 5.0 Hours
Philadelphia - 5.0 Hours
Hartford - 4.5 Hours

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Inns of Aurora | Auburn & Aurora Area

Inns of Aurora

The Inns of Aurora offer four distinctive properties, each with its own character, sumptuously appointed with handsome antiques and complemented by original art. The Aurora Inn dining room features farm-to-table dining and lakefront views.
Harriet Tubman National Historic Park | Auburn & Aurora Area

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

Known as the ‘Moses of her People’, Tubman was a leading abolitionist in her time, bringing many, many people to safety, settlling in Auburn after the Civil War.
National & World-Class | Auburn & Aurora Area

National and World-Class

Fishing is a must in Cayuga County. Explore the 12-mile coastline and experience world-class fishing, so good it’s hosted the Bassmasters Elite tournament twice.
Cayuga Lake Wine Trail | Auburn & Aurora Area

Cayuga Lake Wine Trail

America’s first wine trail. Visit Treleaven by King Ferry Winery and Long Point Winery on the east side of Cayuga Lake for an up close and personal wine tasting experience.
Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail | Auburn & Aurora Area

Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail

Voted one of the 10 best food trails by USA Today, featuring locally grown or produced sweet treats including jams, syrups, honey, u-picks, ice cream, baked goods and more.
MacKenzie - Child | Auburn & Aurora Area


Set on a picturesque farm overlooking Cayuga Lake, visitors can tour the restored Victorian Farmhouse, watch the production process at the Visitor Center and browse through the retail shop full of the famous MacKenzie-Childs hand-decorated ceramic tableware and home furnishings.
Fifty Mile Long Garage Sale | Auburn & Aurora Area

Fifty Mile Long Garage Sale

State Route 90 from Montezuma to Homer featuring hundreds of sales, antiques, collectibles and BBQs. Always held the last full weekend in July.
Merry-Go-Round Playhouse | Auburn & Aurora Area

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Known as “Broadway in the Finger Lakes,” the Playhouse is upstate New York’s most popular professional theater performing favorite Broadway musicals from June – October.
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